Local students receive honors at Christchurch awards event
Christchurch School recently held its annual Spring Awards Ceremony to honor underclassmen for excellence. This year, eight students were recognized, and four of them are from Middlesex County.
The Outstanding Student Award recognizes the boy and girl in each class that has best exemplified excellence in scholarship, co-curricular participation, and citizenship during the school year.
9th Grade Outstanding Students were Qianhui Li of Beijing, China, and MacLean Lewis Thomas, son of Wayne and Kelly Thomas of Hardyville.
10th Grade Outstanding Students were John Avery Shivers, son of Gregg and Lisa Shivers of White Stone, and Zoe Marika Harding, granddaughter of Jim and Vicki Harding of the Northern Neck.
11th Grade Outstanding Students were Sydney Jordan Pitts, daughter of James and Cynthia Pitts of Urbanna, Evan Michael Pausic, son of Tracy and Joseph Pausic of Saluda.
Winners of other awards were: Jefferson Book Award, Sydney Jordan Pitts; Sewanee Award for Excellence in Writing, Evan Michael Pausic; and Danforth Award for Leadership, Abigail Lee Blankenship, daughter of Scott and Pam Blankenship of Urbanna, and Shaohan Zhang of Beijing, China.
The Christchurch School Permanent Collection Award for Excellence in Art was presented to Sydney Jordan Pitts.